Day: April 16, 2020

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T3 Opinion: The Internet of Things is nearly a thing of wonder, but it still needs work

Here’s the tech dream: your home is almost a living thing, learning your personal habits, reacting to you as you move around, making your life as simple, and your energy use as efficient, as possible. You are Man 2.0, in your space-age bachelor pad. Here’s the tech reality, as it stands: you’ve got a load […]

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Hozelock’s new tech means gardeners have never had it so good

We’ve had smartphones and the smart home but nothing is going to come close to Hozelock’s idea for the smart garden launching early next year. The hose and all round watering specialists have a couple of ideas that will blow gardener’s minds including a controller that switches on the sprinklers when you’re not even in […]

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Amazon Dash explained: how Amazon’s smart button will change our lives

The future of smart home shopping or a novelty item no one’s going to get around to using? The Amazon Dash (launched last year) and the associated Dash button (which is currently in testing) are both designed to make internet shopping easier than ever, though the jury’s still out on whether these devices can make […]

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How your phone is becoming the  remote control  for everything in your  life

Remember only a few years ago, we were lugging around brick-like phones that would let us make a call if the wind was blowing in the right direction… and not much else? Thankfully, those days are over, and handsets have evolved into intelligent and stylish pocket pals that many of us can’t live without. But […]

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6 best home security gadgets: top tech to secure your home or office

Even if your home is your castle you don’t necessarily have a moat and a drawbridge in place to keep unwelcome visitors out – but there are a growing number of gadgets on the market that can lend a hand in protecting your house and everything that goes inside it. We’ve picked out some of […]

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Nest develops a language for smart home devices, allowing your fridge and lightbulb to secretly plot your demise

If one thing’s certain, it’s that the smart home market is open for the taking. There are plenty of devices available to consumers, but no single platform to link them all together. We’ve recently seen the introduction of Apple Homekit, Samsung SmartThings, Zigbee, Z-Wave, and now we have Nest Weave. Previously only used exclusively in […]

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Now you can give Philips Hue bulbs a good talking to

“Turn red! Dim the bedside lamp! Turn off the TV room lighting strip! Give me a discount on a new Philips Hue Bridge!” Those are just some of the things you can now say to Philips’ T3 Award-winning Hue smart lights thanks to the launch of the new Hue Bridge 2.0. The last one won’t […]

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Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus lets you ‘paint with light’

Not content with revolutionising the light bulb, Philips is now aiming to crack the lightstrip sector by adding one to its Hue smart lighting brand. Unveiled at IFA 2015, the Hue Lightstrip Plus can be shaped, bent, cut and extended by up to 10 metres and by offering almost every shade of light under the […]

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